It’s Party and Platform Time

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Wait! We can’t party like this.

Acrylic platform shoes.
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No! Not this kind of platforms.

The Presidential Democratic and Republican Party Platforms.  These go beyond what the Presidential Candidates say in their stump speeches. The platforms go beyond any one candidate.  These are the statements re-written every four years that describes in detail the official principles, policy stances, and priorities of the party.

The Democratic Platform is 80 pages long.  The Republican Platform is 59 pages.  

The Republican Party decided to adopt the 2016 platform exactly as it, even though it mentions Obama 20 times and the prior administration 22 times. I find this sorta strange, don’t you? I mean, there’s that search and replace tool most people know how to use.

The Democratic Party Platform is still in draft form. Still, more than likely, it’s pretty solid.

I’m going to read them both, even though I’ll be re-reading the Republican Platform from four years ago.  Cuz, you know what?  I’m going to vote in November like I do every year.  And you know what else?  There is more to this election than just Joe and Don duking it out.

I’ll report back next week.  Interested?  I hope so.

Just for a little sneak-peek, here’s a look at the tables of content:

Republican Platform:

Page 1….Restoring the American Dream

Page 9….A Rebirth of Constitutional Government

Page 17…America’s Natural Resources: Agriculture, Energy, and the Environment

Page 23…Government Reform

Page 31…Great American Families, Education, Healthcare, and Criminal Justice

Page 41…America Resurgent

Democrat Platform:

Page 5….Preamble

Page 8….Protecting Americans and Recovering from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Page 12…Building a Stronger, Fairer Economy

Page 24…Achieving Universal, Affordable, Quality Health Care

Page 32..Protecting Communities and Building Trust by Reforming Our Criminal Justice System

Page 35..Protect Voting Rights, Fix Our Campaign Finance system, and Restore Our Democracy

Page 37…Healing the Soul of America

Page 44…Combating the Climate Crisis and Pursuing Environmental Justice

Page 49…Restoring and Strengthening our Democracy

Page 53…Creating a 21st Century Immigration System

Page 56…Providing a World-Class Education in Every Zip Code

Page 62…Renewing American Leadership

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of hearing insults and accusations.  I’m a woman who believes in a vision.  I think we should have objectives and solid goals.  I’m all about milestones along the way.  Where are we going?  And how are we going to get there.

It sounds daunting, but, hey, it’s just a little over 130 pages altogether.  I can do it. I’ve done it before I had to

  • Watch my distance,
  • Wear a Mask, and
  • Wash my hands.

I can do it.

Yes, I can.  

I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan and never, never, let you forget… You get the picture.

I’ll be reporting back to you on a weekly basis, comparing the two platforms and letting you know the What, Why, and How of each party’s Plan.

(And where possible I’ll tell you how we’re going to pay for it. Although the last time I compared the platforms, that information was only available for a few, a very few, things for either party.)